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The Truth Is Out There in first look at Boom!'s upcoming Ben 10 graphic novel

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Nov 13, 2018

The Ben 10 franchise is a crossover property that has its roots in the acclaimed Cartoon Network series that first aired in December of 2005, telling the fantastic tale of a precocious 10-year-old kid, Ben Tennyson, who discovers an otherworldly magical device that transforms him into 10 unique alien heroes.

Since its inception, Ben 10 has exploded into an entire media empire, with multiple animated series, comic books, action figures, video games, tie-in novels, card games, clothing, and four animated feature films.

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With its imaginative storytelling, colorful action sequences, and a galaxy of cool alien creatures, this Emmy Award-winning creative property has a powerful all-ages appeal across the geekier realms of pop culture entertainment.

Now Boom! Studios has partnered with Cartoon Network to produce a fresh lineup of Ben 10 original graphic novels for its KaBOOM! YA imprint starting in March of 2019, and SYFY WIRE has an exclusive advance preview of the initial offering.

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First out of the gate and based on the 2017 relaunched franchise, Ben 10: The Truth is Out There is written by Rainbow Award-winning writer CB Lee (Not Your Sidekick) and matched with art by Lidan Chen, and a cover by artist Mattia Di Meo (Adventure Time).

The adventurous storyline expands on the show's mythology and introduces the enthusiastic Ben Tennyson, his cousin Gwen and Grandpa Max, as they hit the road and travel the country during summer vacation. When Ben encounters the Omnitrix, a mysterious watch-like contraption that transforms him into 10 outrageous aliens, a bizarre array of extraterrestrial superpowers becomes available to him.

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"Graphic novels are such a fantastic way to tell a story; I'm delighted to be working with BOOM! and Cartoon Network to bring this Ben 10 adventure to life," CB Lee told SYFY WIRE.

"I'm a huge fan of both camping and cryptids, and thought it would be fun to explore the unknown with the Tennysons in The Truth Is Out There. When Ben, Gwen and Grandpa Max run into a group of Bigfoot enthusiasts, Ben plays a prank by leaving alien footprints, sending everyone off on a search! But Ben's skepticism quickly turns into a hunt for the truth when they all learn that Ben wasn't the only one out there!"

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Check out our expanded eight-page peek at Ben 10: The Truth Is Out There in the full gallery below, then tell us if you our your family are fans of Ben's sci-fi hijinks and are considering grabbing a copy when it arrives on March 19, 2019.

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